Arizona's upset Seattle to get back into NFC West race, St. Louis's host World Series games for first time in 17 years and the Vatican's are, no joke, hosting a Rome-area radio show, Not Only Sports,on which they discuss Italian soccer.
As they say on the Turnpike: Ewww, roll up the windows! Down went the Jets (in battle of unbeatens). Down went the Giants (to the Lions at home). Miss America pageant--held in Atlantic City since 1921--was not renewed by ABC, Tony Soprano's (that is, James Gandolfini's) Surviving Christmas is sinking faster than Big Pussy, and the new-look, lame-look Nets, minus Kenyon Martin and injured Jason Kidd, open next week against (gulp) Shaq and the Heat.
Dallas fans are hiding their allegiance these days, and not just because Bill Parcells said, "We don't have a chance right now," after 41-20 loss to the Packers. Election rules prohibit voters from wearing Cowboys gear near polling stations--because there's a stadium referendum on ballot.
Recently recovered from sore hamstring, Falcons back had just 49 yards in drubbing of the week: Chiefs 56, Falcons 10. Dunn's best buddy in baseball (SI PLAYERS, Sept. 20), Yankees slugger Gary Sheffield, hit something of a rough patch himself.
When they shuffle off from home, the Bills look lost. Now 0-3 as visitors and in position for fifth straight losing road record. Next travel date? To Foxborough, where the Pats have won 15 straight.